When you need to use salt, Himalayan salt is a healthier replacement for table salt. Use a pinch in cooking, baking and curing.
Where am I From? It’s widely documented that all Himalayan salt comes from the Punjab region of Pakistan. Ours is mined in the Punjab region at the Khewra Salt Mine, which is the second largest salt mine in the world. The actual foothills of the mine lie 190 miles from the Himalayas, with the mine extending far into the hillside, a mineral-rich mountain system.
100% Himalayan Coarse Salt
Our aim is to use totally eco-friendly packaging. We’ve moved away from our old-style tubs for this product and in addition to our own beliefs, we’ve listened to our customers to reduce waste in all areas possible.
Something that we have to consider when packaging our products is the durability of packaging and whether it is ‘fit for purpose’. By this we mean that the products have to reach you in one piece, be kept fresh for you to enjoy and that we use materials which are suitable for the product itself.
Whilst our old-style tubs are recyclable, we realised that these are not as eco-friendly as we would like them to be and so we’ve been busy repackaging our range of powders to use FSC cartons instead.
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) improves how the world’s forests are managed so all of our new cartons carry the FSC logo. The FSC card carton is recyclable, compostable and biodegradable.
To ensure the powders are kept fresh and uncontaminated, they are packaged in an inner bag which is recyclable, and then placed into the carton.
We have to get the cartons from the packers to our warehouse or to stores. To do this, we use sturdy cardboard boxes which double up as a shelf-ready tray for use in stores. This replaces our old card trays and plastic shrink-wrap. In this way, we’re reducing waste and plastic.
What is Himalayan Salt?
Himalayan salt is from the foothills of the Himalayas and contains numerous trace minerals.
What is coarse salt?
Coarse salt is salt crystals that haven’t been ground to a fine consistency. Use a salt grinder to sprinkle over food.
How to use Himalayan Salt
Crush our coarse Himalayan Salt in a salt grinder or under a knife and use as a replacement for table salt.
4. Is this Fair Trade?
When researching any of our ingredients, we’re always conscious of our social responsibility and that each hand involved in production is treated fairly. At the moment, it is not possible for us to buy our Himalayan Salt Fair Trade certified – if we could buy it as such, we would.
Our producer confirms the salt is mainly extracted by hand and that, “Salt reserves are controlled by government body that is responsible to supervise all mining mechanism and ensure implementation of related rules & regulations. It is also to bring into your knowledge that child labor is strictly prohibited in our country and compliance of labor laws is ensured by the Labor Departments of provincial and federal governments. We use the raw material which is mined by hand and excavator without using dynamite for our food grade salt products and we regularly get examined them through various laboratories. In this way, the purity of salt is ensured.”
5. How is your Himalayan Salt extracted?
Our producer confirms that the salt is mainly extracted by hand, and is closely monitored by various government bodies which guarantee no child labour is used.
6. What is pink salt?
Pink salt is Himalayan salt and ii is the trace minerals in it which give it its pink colour.
7. Does Himalayan Pink Salt have iodine?
Himalayan Salt contains a very small amount of iodine - <0.1g/kg